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CODE 83832
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ING-INF/03
LANGUAGE Italian (English on demand)
TEACHING LOCATION
  • SAVONA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
MODULES Questo insegnamento è un modulo di:
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The course provides the basics of modern telecommunication networks and some knowledge on the techniques needed to produce and distribute multimedia contents. Moreover, the Internet  architecture is presented and the main characteristics of audio/video signals are discussed in order to motivate the opportunity and convenience of a suitable coding able to reduce information redundancy. Eventually, the principal products for multimedia streaming are shortly illustrated.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The module is aimed at providing the basics of modern telecommunication networks and some knowledge on the  coding techniques currently used to produce and distribute multimedia contents. The module also deals with the architecture of the Internet and describes the main characteristics of audio/video signals in order to motivate the opportunity and convenience of a suitable coding able to reduce information redundancy. Finally, the principal products for web streaming are presented.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Attendance, active participation to lectures, and individual study will allow students

- to appreciate the actual advantages deriving from the modern telecommunication and computer networks;

- to understand the structure of the Internet and its main services;

- to know the main characteristics of audio/video signals and of most sutable codecs;

- to know the principal techniques for audio/video podcasting/streaming.

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures in attendance except for exceptions and/or specific restrictions due to the Covid-19 emergency.

Further information will be available on the AulaWeb page devoted to the course.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Data transmission networks: history of packet switching; from the mainframe networks to the Internet. Internet organization, services, and protocols.

Classification of networks: public and private networks, LAN, MAN, and WAN.

Internet architecture and relevance of internetworking. Addressing Scheme in the Internet: advantages and drawbacks of a hierarchical addressing. Evoltution of the Internet Protocol (IP). Virtual Private Networks.

Domain Name System. Examples of domain names.

Multimedia systems. Analog-to-digital conversion. Quantization errors.

Coding of audio/video signals. Advantages of coding and principal coding techniques currently used.

Streaming platforms.



 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Reference book: F. Kurose, W. Ross – Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach, 7th Edition

Handouts (ppt slides) by the teacher.

People who cannot attend the lectures will fruitfully use the reference book, especially focusing on the chapters that deal with the topics faced in the handouts.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

FEDERICA DELPRINO (President)

SANDRO ZAPPATORE (President)

MARIA MOROZZO DELLA ROCCA E DI BIANZE'

ALDO GRATTAROLA (President Substitute)

LESSONS

Class schedule

L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile all'indirizzo EasyAcademy.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Oral examination will focus on the topics covered during the lectures. The aim is to evalute the degree of learning, autonomy, reasoning skills achived by the student.

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
19/12/2023 10:00 SAVONA Orale
17/01/2024 10:00 SAVONA Orale
31/01/2024 10:00 SAVONA Orale
04/06/2024 10:00 SAVONA Orale
21/06/2024 16:00 SAVONA Orale
08/07/2024 16:00 SAVONA Orale
06/09/2024 16:00 SAVONA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

Students with disabilities or learning disorders are allowed to use specific modalities and supports that will be determined on a case-by-case basis in agreement with the Delegate of the Engineering courses in the Committee for the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities. Students are invited to contact the teacher of this course and copy the Delegate (https://unige.it/commissioni/comitatoperlinclusionedeglistudenticondisabilita.html).